A remake of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, the critically acclaimed Star Wars role-playing game, was announced at the September Showcase on Sony’s PlayStation. The remake doesn’t reveal much other than that it’s being worked on by Aspyr and Lucasfilm Games.
Knight of the old republic was originally released back in 2003 for Xbox and PC. However, it was eventually released on Linux, MacOS, iPhone/iPad and Android years later. This will be the first time this RPG is available on the PlayStation console. It’s currently unclear whether this remake will only be available on PS5 or if it will launch on Xbox and PC consoles.
The story takes place thousands of years before the Skywalker story is found in the film. The game seeks a newly awakened Jedi against the Sith Empire. The player gathers all party members, establishes relationships with them, and sends them into battle. Player choice is a big focus, as player decisions can radically change the ending.
The interesting takeaway from this trailer is that the remake is being worked on by Lucasfilm Games and Aspyr. It wasn’t surprising before because of course, Lucasfilm Games would have a Star Wars product on hand. However, Aspyr working on the game may leave some scratching their heads. The game was originally developed by Bioware before they made their own IPs, such as Mass Effect and the Dragon Age series. It seems unlikely that Bioware will be involved in the making of the remake, but will instead be directed by Aspyr.
Austin, Texas, company known for porting games to MacOS like Sim City 4 and DEATH 3. Aspyr is the company that moved Knight of the old republic for MacOS, so it’s pretty familiar with the game itself.